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Crystallography related meetings in the crystallography community. If you wish to place your meeting on the Hampton Research website, submit the details to tech@hrmail.com.


DLS-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop


November 30 - December 11, 2020
Location is Online via Zoom

We are very pleased to announce the seventh joint Diamond-CCP4 MX workshop for graduate students, postdocs and early career scientists. This year, the event has moved online due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Data collection will take place at Diamond Light Source, on the Harwell Oxford campus in Oxfordshire, UK.

All aspects of structure solution will be covered during the workshop, from data collection through to phasing, refinement and validation.

  • Lectures and tutorials will be delivered by experts in the field
  • One day of data collection time will be provided at Diamond\'s excellent MX beamlines
  • You will be able to work alongside world-leading scientists and methods developers on your own projects

Click here to apply online at the Diamond Events page.

Please note, students must be prepared to submit the e-mail address of a supervisor who will write a letter of recommendation to support their application.


BioXFEL 8th International Conference


February 2 - February 4, 2021
Virtual

The National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its eighth annual international conference virtually February 2-4, 2021. Our annual External Advisors Meeting will be held Monday, Feb 1, 2021.

The annual International BioXFEL Conference brings together experts in a variety of fields (structural biology, physics, biochemistry, and more) to discuss the most recent advances in structural biology using X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs). The conference features talks by leading scientists in the field, a poster session, as well as networking, and professional development opportunities.

Dr. Sabine Botha (Arizona State University) & Dr. Matthias Frank (Lawrence Livermore National Lab) - Conferfence Co-Chairs

A scientific poster session will be held with posters available for viewing all three days online.  You will be assigned a day and time to be online ready to present your poster.  You will not be required to present all three days.

In addition, a selection of abstracts will be chosen to give short talks.  Please indicate if you would like to be considered in your registration.  Poster abstracts will be accepted until November 20, 2020.  Abstracts received after this date may still participate in the poster session but will not be considered for a short talk.


8th NovAliX Conference


March 10 - March 12, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Biophysics in Drug Discovery 2021 | US Edition

Developing the Synergy between Biophysics and Medicinal Chemistry to Deliver Better Drugs

The eighth edition of the conference intends again to bring together biophysicists and medicinal chemists, the synergy between their disciplines being key to deliver better drugs on a shorter timeline.


Les Houches-TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop


May 16 - May 21, 2021
Ecole de Physique des Houches, France

This workshop is a forum for presenting, teaching and discussing results from the application of state-of-the-art experimental (including, but not limited to, optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, electron microscopy, AFM and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics.


2nd COMPPÅ Symposium on Membrane Protein Production and Analysis


June 9 - June 11, 2021
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at the Columbia University Medical Center

The 2nd COMPPÅ Symposium on Membrane Protein Production and Analysis will be held from 30 July - 1 August 2020 at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at the Columbia University Medical Center.  Topics will include sample preparation, structural and functional characterization and computational anaylsis of integral membrane proteins.


71st ACA Annual Meeting


July 30 - August 4, 2021
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA

The ACA Meeting is an annual event providing scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research. Each meeting highlights various aspects of crystallography and demonstrates their significance to the greater scientific community. Vendors display the latest technology at the exhibit show.  Save the dates and join us!


25th IUCr Congress


August 14 - August 21, 2021
Prague, Czech Republic

Modern crystallography is an interdisciplinary subject covering structural biology, pharmacy and chemistry to physics and materials science. It includes the study of protein structures and also the crystals structures and microstructures of minerals, new functional materials, nanoparticles, bulk materials, and thin films. It is interested also in the relationship between the structure and function of materials. Important related topics is development of instrumental techniques for structural characterization of materials including large facilities XFELs, synchrotrons and neutron sources but also continuous improvement of laboratory equipments, development of optics, better and faster detectors.

The core methods of crystallography are X-ray and neutron scattering. However, mainly in last decade, it includes electron diffraction and microscopy, NMR and different spectroscopies. This development also allows investigation of structural changes under extreme conditions such as high and low temperatures, high pressures, time-resolved studies, different in-situ experiments in external fields (magnetic, electric), chemical reactions.

The scope of the congress comprises all this. Moreover, this is the 25th anniversary congress and completes one era of these congresses that started in 1948.

The congress programme is prepared by the International Programme Committee representing mainly the IUCr commissions that are also the main focus of the congress: Aperiodic Crystals, Biological Macromolecules, Quantum Crystallography, Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, Crystallographic Computing, Crystallographic Nomenclature, Crystallographic Teaching, Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage, Crystallography of Materials, Electron Crystallography, High Pressure, Inorganic and Mineral Structures, Magnetic Structures, Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography, Neutron Scattering, NMR Crystallography and Related Methods, Powder Diffraction, Small-Angle Scattering, Structural Chemistry, Synchrotron and XFEL Radiation, XAFS.


Membrane Protein Expression, Purification and Characterization (mPEPC2)


September 7 - September 14, 2021
Hamburg, Germany

Integral membrane proteins (IMPs) are encoded by 20-30% of all open reading frames and provide key functions in the cell. Due to their hydrophobic nature, they are more difficult to study and structural information is lagging far behind their soluble counterparts. This EMBO Practical Course trains PhD students and early career postdocs with the latest developments in membrane protein production, characterization and structure determination methods. Modern protein expression techniques in various hosts will be presented and students will get acquainted with state-of-the-art approaches for studying structural and dynamic aspects of membrane proteins. An attitude to combine protein purification and characterization will be taught to impress the necessity on the students that proteins have to be conditioned with care to achieve structural information. The presence of a crystallization and cryo-EM facility as well as beamlines for SAXS and macromolecular crystallography at the venue will be employed to perform integrated structural biology experiments. The course has an emphasis on practicals in small groups, and a \"Meet the scientist\" session at the beginning of the course will ensure a close interaction between students and tutors. The aim is to inspire the students to apply the newly acquired knowledge and to maintain interactions among themselves and the tutors afterwards.

Accepted students are encouraged to bring their own samples (frozen state) for quality control, crystallization and negative stain EM. Precise shipment conditions and information will be provided to the selected applicants.

 


72nd ACA Annual Meeting


July 29 - August 3, 2022
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201 USA

The ACA Meeting is an annual event providing scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research. Each meeting highlights various aspects of crystallography and demonstrates their significance to the greater scientific community. Vendors display the latest technology at the exhibit show.  Save the dates and join us!